Reddy gets bail, but to remain in jail

Reddy gets bail, but to remain in jail

Former minister of Karnataka G Janardhana Reddy was on Wednesday granted bail by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the cash-for-bail case but will remain in jail in connection with the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) case that is pending before a CBI court.

Reddy had moved the high court after an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court, earlier this month, dismissed his bail plea. The ACB filed a supplementary charge sheet last week naming Reddy as an accused in the first case against the suspended CBI judge T Pattabhirama Rao and seven others.  

Pattabhirama Rao had granted bail to the tainted mining baron in the OMC case in May. There were allegations that the judge had received Rs 9.5 crore as a bribe from Reddy’s relatives through a rowdy Yadagri of Nacharam.

The first charge sheet ( August 13) said Pattabhirama Rao and others conspired to secure a bail to Reddy and the second charge sheet (September 6)  named seven people, including Reddy, with attempt to bribe Pattabhirama Rao. The AP High Court, earlier this month, granted bail to Rao, his son, two other serving judges and a retired judge.Reddy’s brother G Somasekhara Reddy and his relative T H Suresh Babu, both members of the Karnataka Assembly, were also granted bail.

Reddy was arrested by the CBI on September 5 in the OMC case. Since then, except for a short stay in a Bangalore jail in connection with an illegal mining case, he has been languishing in Chanchalguda jail.

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